The 4th Doctrine

The Upper class of the favorite Angels

After the class of the blessed prophets and messengers there exists the upper class of the favorite angels for example, our chiefs and Helpers are:

  1. Hazrat Jibrael (Alaihis Salam) (Gabriel) who was responsible to bring the revelations of Allah to the prophets.
  2. Hazrat Mikael (Alaihis Salam) (Michael) who is responsible for causing rainfall and supplying provisions to Allah’s creatures.
  3. Hazrat Israfeel (Alaihis Salam) who will blow the trumpet on the Day of Resurrection.
  4. Hazrat Izrael (Alaihis Salam) (The Archangel) who is entrusted with the work of fetching out souls of living beings.
  5. The Bearers of Divine throne.

[Greetings of Almighty Allah and blessings be unto all those angels]

None of the favorite saints can reach their elevated dignity nor attain their high place. Any insolence or contradiction with them is of the same kind of infidelity as it is mentioned in respect of the insolence against the prophets and the messengers of Allah. Out of these favorite angels Hazrat Jibrael happened to be the teacher of the Holy Prophet (Sall Allaho Alaihe Wasallam). Allah reveals "He [the Prophet (Sall Allaho Alaihe Wasallam)] was taught by the possessor of strong forces and a Mighty person" (Jibrael)". Hazrat Jibrael (Alaihis Salam) happens to be the perfect exhibitor of the grandeurs of Divinity. He is competing in all respects according to the standards of strength of body, of wisdom and of sight. 

He was the bearer of the burden of the revelation of Allah. He is able to reach within a flinch of the eye up to Sidra-tul-muntaha (the stop of ascent in the seventh heaven). He has so much sagacity and insight of faith that he managed to descend with the revelation of Allah and with full honesty carried out his duty. Under such circumstances how can he be a pupil of anybody? In which case his teacher would have been the grand teacher of the Holy Prophet (Sall Allaho Alaihe Wasallam). It is he (Jibrael) whom Allah the Almighty has referred to as the gracious messenger and honest resident. It means that he is the most honorable in the presence of the most Exalted Possessor of the divine Throne. He is the leader of all the supreme angels. 

All the angels happen to be his subordinates and obedient. He was the trustee of the revelation of Allah and none can question about his trust and his performance of the duty of conveyance of message, which was free from any possibility of a mistake whatsoever. We cannot accuse him of any lethargy or negligence. He was capable to carry out his duty as a messenger. He was a perfect guard of the divine secrets and lights. He enjoys the highest rank among the angels and is the most favorite, dignified and respectable. Except the Holy Prophet (Sall Allaho Alaihe Wasallam), Hazraat Jibrael (Alaihis Salam) did not serve anybody. According to a tradition he led the troops of angels who participated in the Battle of Badar and fought as a soldier in the army of the Holy Prophet (Sall Allaho Alaihe Wasallam). If the great companions and dignified saints have a chance of his service then they should regard it to be a great honor and pride because in that case they would be regarded to be the servants of the Holy Prophet (Sall Allaho Alaihe Wasallam) (who have to be served and obeyed by dwellers of both the worlds).